The benefits of a well-trained fire department include improved safety, effectiveness, and performance in a wide range of emergency situations. The North Okanagan Fire Training Centre (FTC) provides high-quality, cost-effective, readily accessible training geared to the needs of the fire department.
If you are interested in a program below or one that is not listed please contact the Fire Training Centre at FTC@rdno.ca.
This course prepares learners to assume the role of unit commander at a single alarm emergency incident. Learners will describe how to secure the scene, assess the situation, examine response alternatives, select and implement a response strategy, allocate resources, plan for expansion and demobilization of the event, and ensure public and firefighter safety throughout.
This is one course intended to meet the NFPA 1021 Standard progressing through the first level of Fire Officer Qualification, Fire Officer I (supervisory). The following areas of responsibility will be covered: human resource management, community and government relations, administration, inspection and investigation, emergency service delivery and health and safety.
This program is usually the first training a new firefighter receives. It provides the firefighter with all the essential skills to perform exterior firefighting activities. This program meets the training standards set by the BC Office of the Fire Commissioner.ImageImage
This course introduces the student to the techniques required to deliver a course from a prepared lesson plan. Students will be exposed to training aids, evaluation instruments and methods of establishing a positive learning environment. Students will also explore record-keeping techniques. This course is accredited to NFPA 1041 Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, Chapter 4.
This course is designed to provide the skills to function efficiently as a Safety Officer. The primary focus will be on developing decision-making skills through the recognition of cues that affect personnel safety while responding to an incident. This is an incident-specific, scene-oriented course, designed to teach what a Safety Officer needs to know.
Learn a proven incident site management system for emergencies or disasters. Students will be introduced to an effective system for command, control, and coordination of response at an emergency site. The Incident Command System (ICS) is recognized as a flexible and scalable all-hazards system, which provides a common response framework suitable to any size of event. Gain a basic understanding of the Incident Command System, its organization, principles, the basic structure and common responsibilities. This course is the first in a series of ICS training courses and will be of particular interest to first responders and those who have a site-support role in an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).